Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has paid tribute to his former striker ahead of the Dons’ match against St Johnstone.

May will be making a quick return to Pittodrie, after leaving Aberdeen to return to the Perth side earlier this season.

McInnes revealed that he was always appreciative of the hard work that May put in during his time at Aberdeen, and that the fans appreciated that aspect too, despite his lack of goals when he was at the club.

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“Stevie still contributed for me with his work-rate and the fans recognised that” McInnes said, as reported by the Evening Express.

“Will do well again”

“If all the boys you worked with were like Stevie May in terms of how they actually apply themselves it would be easier being a manager. I have no doubt Stevie will do well again.”

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During his time at Aberdeen, May only managed to score 8 goals in 75 appearances. That is not really enough goals for a striker.

Didn’t always play as main striker

However, it should be pointed out that May didn’t always play as the main striker, and often played as the support striker for the Dons.

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The move overall didn’t work for the player though, and the move back to St Johnstone could suit him. He is a legend at the Perth club for winning the Scottish Cup in 2014.

It will be interesting to see the reception May gets when he returns to Pittodrie. Polite applause perhaps, as although the move didn’t work out for May, he did try his best for the Dons.



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